From time to time "polarizing situations" arise in domestic politics.
Sometimes the "polarizing situations" arise because left libertarians, who think that Big Business pulls the strings of Big Government, act out by having non-violent marches or protests in order to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Sometimes the "polarizing situations" arise because right libertarians, who think that Big Government pulls the strings of Big Business, act out by having non-violent marches or protests in order to petition the Government for a redress of grievances..
What should be done if a responsible civil servant wants to defuse these dangerous situations?
The answer is clear.
One should calmly, rationally respond to intellectual provocations by non-violent citizen groups by…
…buying a tank.
…and by explicitly saying that you're doing this because of extremists like the Free State Project and Occupy Wall Street that provide "daily challenges".
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The City Council in New Hampshire’s capital city is scheduled to vote on whether it should accept a federal grant to buy an armored vehicle.
In applying for the grant, the city of Concord mentioned groups it considers anti-government and troublesome, including the Free State Project and Occupy New Hampshire. That prompted the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union to criticize the application and a Nashua woman to start a petition against it.
Police Chief John Duval says he doesn’t think the groups are domestic terrorists, but said they and others sometimes create polarizing situations. The council is scheduled to vote Monday.
Really, if you're trying to calm down citizens who are upset by the collusion of Big Government and Big Business, what could possibly be a better strategy than using a Big Government grant to buy a quarter-of-a-million-dollar armored personnel carrier with a
roof-mounted rotating weapons turret, a 300 HP engine
and multiple side gun ports from Big Business?
A quick aside: Popehat has a lot of smart readers, so surely one of you is going to go off and read the vehicle specifications and note that it comes with a CS gas injector. Said reader may also note CS gas is a chemical weapon and, by international treaty, is illegal.
Such an objection is baseless and with out merit. Not only is CS gas is the perfect tool for deescalating "polarizing situations" like non-violent debates about the confluence of big government and big business, but the use of CS gas is only illegal in war between governments; it's perfectly legal for a government to use it against its own people.
So, that issue about chemical weapons defused, let's focus on the important things:
- Non-violent citizen groups are a threat. Because terrorism. And Patriot Act.
- Concord Police Chief John Duval really really really wants this tank
- Lenco president and multi-millionaire Len Light really really really wants to cash a government check for a a quarter million dollars
Note: despite looking, I could not find an image of multi-millionaire Len Light on the internet. I also can't find a list of board members, a home address, a biography. Wacky. Well, since I can't show you a picture of Len Light, I can at least show you a fun video showing how a Lenco Bearcat makes it safe for police to use fully automatic weapons fire and chemical weapons in a domestic law enforcement situation.
Feel the thunder.
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